Gender, Pentecostalism and Agency

A Timely Trinity


  • Simon Coleman University of Toronto



gender, Pentecostalism, Trinity

Author Biography

Simon Coleman, University of Toronto

Simon Coleman is Chancellor Jackman Professor at the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. He has conducted fieldwork on Pentecostalism in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He is currently co-editor of the Journal Religion and Society: Advances in Research and of the book series Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism. His most recent book is The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, co-edited with Rosalind Hackett (New York University Press, 2015).


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Martin, B., 2001. ‘The Pentecostal Gender Paradox: A Cautionary Tale for the Sociology of Religion’. In: R. K. Fenn, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing: 52-66.

Stewart, A. 2016. “Quiet Beauty: Problems of Agency and Appearance in Evangelical Christianity.” Religion 46: 32-52.




How to Cite

Coleman, S. (2016). Gender, Pentecostalism and Agency: A Timely Trinity. PentecoStudies, 15(2), 221–225.